You’ve got stacks on stacks on stacks of ‘em, and nothing quite matches up to the nostalgic feeling of adjusting the tracking, so dig out your old VHS for a cool idea from the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative and SMU film and media studies professor Jennifer VanderBurgh. AFCOOP is compiling a found footage VHS project—called Home Bodies—as part of the Halifax Independent Film Festival (also seeking entries until February 15), taking place this April. Submit your home videos and VHS ephemera to be included in a compilation which will screen at the festival.
“We are interested in off-broadcast TV recordings and homemade projects (home movies) recorded on VHS,” according to the press release. “Videotapes used for training and promotion are also welcome. Together, we will see what VHS remembers.”
Submit entries (in person or by post) with contact information to AFCOOP, attention Martha Cooley, 5663 Cornwallis, Suite 101, Halifax, B3K 1B6. Deadline for submissions is February 20.